3D Gait Analysis is the most advanced technology available to prevent and identify running injuries.
This innovative system allows our Sports Medicine experts to examine your personal running form with 3-D infrared motion capture cameras to pinpoint potential gait problems with millimeter precision and provide a personal plan to keep you running safer, stronger and longer.
Holland Hospital is the only provider of 3D Gait Analysis in West Michigan and one of only forty providers worldwide.
Who Does it Help?
All runners who are striving to avoid injuries and improve their long-term running performance can benefit. Research shows the system is effective in identifying and preventing gait-related injuries among male and female runners of all ages and fitness levels.
How Does it Work?
3D Gait Analysis is unique because it uses the world’s largest database of precise biomechanical and clinical injury data.
The system’s custom software scientifically analyzes each runner’s gait and compares it to thousands of other runners from across the globe to identify subtle deviations in biomechanics that cannot be seen with the naked eye. With this information, our Sports Medicine team can determine the root cause of persistent running injuries and provide clinical recommendations for each runner.
What to Expect
3D Gait Analysis is performed during two clinic visits and requires no preparation.
At the first visit, our running advisors will conduct flexibility and muscle strength testing as part of your evaluation. You will then run for a brief period on a specially designed treadmill while the 3D Gait cameras and 25 sensors record your biomechanical data. This information is used to create a personal 3D Gait report that is unique to you.
At your second visit, Courtney Erickson-Adams, MD, Sports Medicine, will personally review your 3D Gait report with you. Based on the results, you will receive a personalized plan that includes training techniques, flexibility and strengthening exercises and shoe recommendations based on the 3D Gait Analysis data.
Like proper nutrition and effective conditioning, understanding your gait is important to your success. No physician referral is needed. Although 3D Gait analysis is not covered by insurance, it can be a valuable investment toward injury prevention.
To schedule an appointment for 3D Gait Analysis, call (616) 738-3884 or fill out our schedule an appointment form.
Your Running Support Team
Gait Analysis Technician
RRCA Certified Running Coach
Chelsea’s running career began along the banks of the red cedar at Michigan State University as a means to find balance in her life. Having been heavily involved in athletics through high school, she struggled with losing the structure that team sports had once provided. That feeling encouraged her to sign up for her first 25k race. She fell in love with not just running but also the challenges and triumphs that the training process presents. Since then running has continued to be a cornerstone Chelsea’s daily life. She has gone on to compete in several half marathons, 25ks and a full marathon. Her passion lies in the multisport platform where she competes as a member of the Michigan Awesome Triathlon Team. Chelsea is a graduate of Michigan State University where she earned Bachelors in Exercise Science and is also a RRCA certified running coach.
Amy Keizer CMA, ROT
RRCA Certified Running Coach
Bone and Joint Center
Amy found running over 10 years ago, training for her first hometown 5k. She enjoys distance running and has found a new challenges through multi- sport competition. Amy recently begun a new personal goal of running a half marathon in each of the fifty states, which brings together two of her favorite activities, running and exploration! After becoming an RRCA Certified Running Coach and her position within the Holland Hospital Gait Analysis program she is provided with a fantastic platform to encourage and inspire other athletes to reach for their goals, realize their potential, and ultimately hope to become a positive influence in their running careers.